Babsol.com.ng

Babsol.com.ng: Youths Participation and Empowerment

Ikeja, NigeriaIkeja, Nigeria
Year Founded:
2013
Organization type: 
for profit
Project Stage:
Start-Up
Budget: 
$50,000 - $100,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Babsol is an online newspaper that provide readers with unique daily online news and also connect youths from around the world with emerging global opportunities business strategies, ideas as well as great offers and latest vacancies from key and new upcoming companies.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if our platform is a tool to help hold the government of the day accountable through citizen participation and also connect youths from around the world with emerging global opportunities and employment.
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

This service is aimed at connecting youths from around the world with emerging global opportunities, business strategies, entrepreneur ideas as well as great offers and latest vacancies from key and new upcoming companies. Independent media that help citizen hold the government of the day accountable through citizen participation

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

We are addressing the issue of citizen journalism by training youth to produce citizen eye witness video. We also create a platform that will connect Africa youths with job and opportunities. While connect youth in diaspora to the latest happening in Africa via live interactive television broadcast, radio news, whatsapp broadcast, SMS news alert and BBM channel broadcast .

Awards

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Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

The platform solutions enables young people to connect to job opportunities and actively participate in governance by submitting an eye witness story. It connect youth in diaspora with latest happening in Africa.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

Our work is helping to reduce youth unemployment and connect youth in diaspora with latest happening at home. More than 1,000 youth have being connect to employment and various opportunities around the globe, business strategies and entrepreneur ideas. More than 5,000 youth in the diaspora visit the sites on a daily basis to listen to live radio/ television broadcast.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

Our main spread strategies moving forward is to use social media, mobile app, whatsapp broadcast, SMS news alert and BBM channel broadcast to connect to the youth. Two years from now, the platform will be accessible across the globe as a whole and since its an Independent media organization it will assist citizens participation on the current governance issues to contribute positively. We aim to provide multimedia training to youths in various local communities and hence they become the game changers through contribution to economic development.
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Our solution financial sustainability depends on advertisement, production of event coverage, documentaries, commercials and printing of publications. Also through training, seminar and workshop

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

Our proposed project differ from other approaches because others(such as vanguard newspaper, punch newspaper, leadership newspapers etc) does not address youths employment, they do not connect youth in diaspora to the latest happening in Africa via live interactive television broadcast, radio news, whatsapp broadcast, SMS news alert and BBM channel broadcast. The proposed project also differ from other approaches because No one is addressing citizen participation and training of youth in using modern technology to produce eye witness video.
Team

Founding Story

We believe there’s a lot to do in order to transform Africa for the better and it is an impossible task for an individual to undertake. Citizen participation is the greater goal of making Africa better. Although youth unemployment remains remarkably high across the country. Africa needs to empower its young people to create businesses and jobs if it is to realize its potential growth. When i was in university i realized the challenge of unemployment of so many graduates. And many of them have more than just themselves to support. With friends in church we started babsol.com.ng believing that youth can be connected to employment, emerging global opportunities business and governance.

Team

Gabriel Akinremi - Co-Founder, Adesola Ajayi - COO/Co-Founder, Olawale Olufemi - Software Developer, Adepero Temitope - Marketing/Distribution
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